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Introduction

Spanish digital service provider (DSP) Telefonica is offering companies operating Internet of Things (IoT) networks a means of securing the devices based on the SIM cards they use for mobile connectivity.

Highlights

  • Since 2011, Telefonica has offered a managed connectivity service specifically for the IoT, and has recently added a feature to enable a secure connection not only to a customer’s own infrastructure, but also to applications held in a public cloud such as AWS, Azure, or Google Cloud.

Features and Benefits

  • Describes how Telefonica aims to provide secure distribution of SSL certificates to IoT devices.
  • Explains the importance of a unique certificate on every device.

Key questions answered

  • What are the advantages of using the SIM card as a secure enclave?
  • What sectors are the Telefonica service appropriate for?

Table of contents

Ovum view

  • Summary
  • The IoT requires edge, core, and data security
  • Telefonica addresses device-to-public-cloud security
  • The service delivers a unique certificate to every IoT device
  • There are advantages to using a SIM in this way
  • Telefonica is monetizing IoT security

Appendix

  • Further reading
  • Author

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